BMW:The new BMW X1.
Bold, sporty, visually striking, the new BMW X1 (fuel consumption
combined: 6.8 – 4.1 l/100 km [41.5 – 68.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 155 – 107 g/km*) adds another chapter to the Sports Activity
Vehicle’s ongoing success story.
The new model update makes the BMW X1 an even more desirable
proposition. Key to its increased appeal are pronounced design
revisions, a high level of versatility and a host of cutting-edge
equipment features. Beneath the surface, meanwhile, powerful yet
extremely efficient three- and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo
engines and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive are indicative
of the driving pleasure on tap in the latest X1.
The design: eye-catching and sporty.
The current BMW X1 wasted no time post-launch in winning over
customers with its distinctive design. And the model update ensures
the compact Sports Activity Vehicle now cuts an even more handsome figure.
The X1’s new look is immediately clear, with the most prominent
revisions found at the front and rear. Each of the model variants –
from the base BMW X1 to xLine, Sport Line and M Sport – has been given
a standalone visual presence tailored precisely to its character
profile. The BMW X1 M Sport is a particularly athletic-looking option,
courtesy not least of lowered M Sport suspension, BMW Individual
High-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features (est. available
from 11/19) and the M Aerodynamics package.
The new BMW X1 exudes a more dominant, imposing aura at the front
end, in particular. Here, a larger BMW grille – the kidneys now
merging in the centre – links up with new Adaptive LED headlights
including sharper light iconography and a bumper with integrated LED
foglamps and larger air intakes. The rear end of the X1 also houses
new stylistic features. For example, the new inlay in the body-colour
rear apron adopts the car’s main body colour. This new feature is
included as standard and lends the rear end of the BMW X1 an even
stronger sense of inherent class and coherence.
Another highlight can be found on the driver’s-side exterior mirror,
which projects a two-tone LED “X1” image when the car is unlocked.
This is far from just a visual trick; it also makes getting into and
out of the BMW X1 that much easier.
The attractive new design of the X1 is further enhanced by three new
exterior colours – Jucaro Beige metallic, Misano Blue metallic
(exclusively for the M Sport model) and the ultra-exclusive BMW
Individual Storm Bay metallic – and four new wheel designs.
The driving experience: powerful and efficient.
The model update is also an exercise in future-proofing for the
BMW X1. At launch in summer 2019, all the petrol and diesel engines
will meet the EU6d‑temp exhaust emissions standard; the BMW X1
sDrive16d and BMW X1 xDrive25d already fulfil the EU6d norm. The power
generated by the efficient yet sporty three- and four-cylinder engines
is translated – via BMW xDrive intelligent all‑wheel drive or a
cutting-edge front-wheel-drive configuration, depending on the model
variant – into dynamic performance on the road and supreme driving
pleasure over rough terrain.
The BMW X1 sDrive16d, available with either a manual six-speed
gearbox or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, is particularly
efficient. In manual guise, the combined fuel consumption of the 85 kW
(116 hp) model is just 4.4 – 4.1 l/100 km (64.2 – 68.9 mpg imp), while
CO2 emissions stand at a combined 116 – 107 g/km*. If the
seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is specified, the figures are 4.4
– 4.2 l/100 km (64.2 – 67.3 mpg imp) and 116 – 109 g CO2/km.*
Majoring on sports performance is the BMW X1 xDrive25d (fuel
consumption combined: 5.2 – 4.9 l/100 km [54.3 – 57.7 mpg imp];
CO2 emissions combined: 136 – 128 g/km*), which develops maximum
output of 170 kW (231 hp) and torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).
Whatever the situation, the xDrive25d radiates BMW’s signature driving
pleasure. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a rapid 6.6 seconds.
The BMW X1 xDrive25i is one of the top-performing models in the range
in terms of dynamics. Its 170 kW (231 hp) engine teams up
with the precise eight-speed Steptronic transmission to propel the
car down the road with unbridled vigour. It epitomises the
multi-faceted sporting ability which distinguishes all BMW X1 models.
The xDrive25i races from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.5 seconds.
Combined fuel consumption comes in at 6.8 – 6.3 l/100 km (41.5 –
44.8 mpg imp), combined CO2 emissions are 155 – 144 g/km*.
The updated BMW X1 line-up now comprises 16 engine/transmission
combinations, ensuring all customers have a wealth of possibilities
from which to choose.
The suspension technology of the BMW X1 provides all models with the
fleet-footed agility familiar to customers, delivers precisely
controllable handling and imbues the car with sublime overall
dynamics. The xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system available for
many of the models in the range splits drive torque between the front
and rear axles to suit the situation at hand. The result is a
combination of supreme traction, excellent directional stability and
dynamic élan in all weather and road conditions.
Under starter’s orders: the BMW X1 xDrive25e.
The impressive efficiency of the petrol and diesel versions
offered for the new BMW X1 merely whets the appetite for the arrival
of the first BMW X1 with plug-in hybrid drive system. The debut of the
new model next year will see BMW stepping up the electrification of
its vehicle line-up once again. The BMW X1 xDrive25e (petrol
consumption combined: from 2.0 l/100 km [141.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: from 43 g/km**) – due to enter production in March 2020 – is
fitted with the latest, fourth-generation BMW battery technology,
which gives the battery a gross energy content of 9.7 kWh. As a
result, the plug-in-hybrid BMW X1 can cover more than 50 km** (31
miles) on electric power alone.
Equipment: versatility and connectivity.
So the driving qualities of the BMW X1 on the road are hugely
persuasive – and the same goes for the versatility of its interior.
Advanced technology joins forces with generous levels of space and
countless smart and functionally adept solutions.
The high quality standards of the BMW X1 are evident, for example, in
the new contrast stitching on the instrument panel, which is black on
its upper section and adopts the colour of the interior upholstery
lower down. The contrast stitching is available for the xLine, Sport
Line and M Sport models. In these variants of the X1, the floor mats
also gain coloured edging and contrast stitching for the edging. The
BMW X1 can also be ordered with a choice of three new upholstery variants.
One of the highlights of the BMW X1 interior is the Control Display.
A centrally mounted 6.5-inch screen is included as standard. If a
navigation system is specified, either an 8.8-inch or the new
10.25-inch Touch Control Display – which can be operated using the BMW
iDrive Controller, voice control or touchscreen technology – comes as
part of the package.
The Control Display represents the ideal platform on which to explore
the BMW X1’s richly varied infotainment offering and access the
digital services from BMW ConnectedDrive. The latest versions of these
are available as an option in the BMW X1.
The remarkable versatility of the BMW X1 is not confined to all
things digital; its interior can also be adapted to individual
requirements. For example, the rear seats can be folded down in three
sections (40:20:40) and, as an option, slide forward by up to 13 cm.
Options such as automatic tailgate operation and Comfort Access –
which team up to enable hands-free tailgate opening and closing –
raise convenience levels another notch.